When I start thinking about it, there are several things I would really like to do:
1. Learn to play the recorder that I bought several years ago in Tucson. It's a really pretty wooden soprano recorder. It is not the most expensive, but not the least expensive either. I can play a C scale, Amazing Grace and the Water is Wide.
2. Learn some Spanish. I am not saying I want to be an expert, reading novels or anything. But I'd love to be able to converse a little in Spanish, understand and speak a little. I did buy some flash cards, but that's about all.
3. Learn to make hand-sewn books. At this point, I'm not interested in making my own paper. but I really really want to learn how to make books. If I ever write anything worthy of publication, I would love learning to print an art book (with some illustrations and perhaps prayers or poetry, maybe).
4. Become better at knitting. Make more complicated sock patterns, particularly lace. By the way, I am still working on the sweater.
5. Get a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching. I do have an idea for a theme (and maybe even a book), but I'm not divulging it publicly yet.
6. Do a lectio divina retreat at the Benedictine Center in St. Paul.
7. Take a writing class at The Loft Literary Center, or do one of the Iowa Summer Writing Workshops.
Right now, I am not doing any of these things.